Christmas is Coming!

Weekly Happenings: We’re getting ready (and very excited) to see family soon. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just over a week away! Because of knowing that we are going to be extremely busy during the time between Christmas and New Years’, I’ve been trying to keep everything pretty low-key right now. Consequently, not much happened this past week. We did have the ward Christmas party last night which proved to be a good time. šŸ™‚

The Weekly Weather: Cool, but warmer than before. Our tomato plants really like this weather. I don’t know if we’ll be able to eat all that we have…I may need to start sharing with friends and neighbors.

What Paul’s Been Up To: Besides school and work, he just finished the class he needs in order to get his concealed handgun license. It’s something he’s wanted since moving to Texas, so I’m glad we were able to work it out for him to get it!

What Sarah’s Been Up To: The main thing that I accomplished was doing the ward choir program today. We sang three different Christmas numbers which turned out beautifully! I got so many compliments in behalf of the choir today that it really boosted my confidence in this new calling.

What Joseph’s Been Up To: Showing his street smarts (we were at Kohl’s and he said that he wanted a stuffed animal. Paul said that he would need to use his own money, and asked if he had any. He replied that he had some in his pocket. When Paul asked him to get it out, he said, “No, Daddy, you have money in YOUR pocket.”), working on his bedside manner (a few days ago I was taking a rest on the couch. He came up and asked me if I was resting. I answered in the affirmative, so he promptly switched off the lights, covered me in his blanket that he had brought down earlier, patted my cheek, and told me to have sweet dreams. This evening, Paul was resting on the couch and Joseph came up, peeled Paul’sĀ eyelids back and announced that he was awake. I suppose it’s a little hit and miss.), and building his imagination (Paul had gotten him a small set of farm animals to use with his train table and the next morning he told me that he needed his “farmer shirt”, aka one of his plaid shirts, so that he could play with his farm animals.).

This Week in Pictures:

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Dancing along to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme song.
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He gets a bit…exuberant.
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Pushing Ellie in the stroller.
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He told me that there was some soldier work that he needed to do. šŸ™‚
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Reading a story before bedtime.
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See what I mean?! Way more tomatoes than I know what to do with.
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Playing with his farm animals (see the “farmer shirt”?).
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“Mom, this is the bull.”
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He wasn’t too sure about Santa at the ward Christmas party, so Daddy suggested they take the picture together. šŸ™‚
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Frosting an ice cream cone to make it look like a tree.
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Decorating the tree.
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The finished product.
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Once we got home, he wanted to eat the decorations. After that was done, he asked to toss the tree, lol.
 

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